Published by Kensington on November 27th 2018
Genres: African American, Contemporary, Fiction, Romance, Women
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For decades, the fate of Wellspring, Michigan, has been tied to the Wells family’s fortunes—for better and worse. Their corporation keeps the small town afloat, despite the greed and corruption at its heart. But now, as the next generation comes into its own, a new day dawns . . . It’s been years since Bryson Wells cut all ties to his hometown and family, going so far as to change his name and delete his social media accounts. He’s built a profession and a life for himself away from his domineering father, but as the man’s death draws near, Bryson finds himself back in Wellspring—and face to face with the woman who has a hold on his heart . . . Jordan Clark’s life is not turning out quite as she planned. Instead of working towards her law degree, she’s in Wellspring caring for her ailing grandfather. Running into Bryson in the hospital brings back memories of the night their longtime friendship erupted into passion. The attraction between them has only gotten stronger. But Jordan will have to decide if Bryson’s love is real, or if he’s settling to get the family he’s always wanted. . .
Parker Wells Sr. is an asshole even until the very end. Remember when I said he was reminiscent of Stefano DiMera? He proved me right in the latest novel of the Wellspring series by Elle Wright, Pleasured by You.
Pleasured by You features the youngest Wells son, Bryson, and his high school friend and love interest Jordan Clark.
Bryson left Wellspring, Michigan to get away from his father and every bad memory associated with him. He was determined to build a life away from his troubled childhood and cut ties with his siblings for the most part – he even changed his last name. He and Jordan lost touch after he left but reconnected in California by chance.
These two experience an unexpected surprise and what should have been a one night stand turned into more for these two. Bryson has always had feelings for Jordan and sees this as an opportunity to express himself and potentially build a life with her. Jordan isn’t keen on a relationship of any kind so he has his work cut off for him, he has to make her believe he wants to be with her out of love and not obligation.
Both characters had a lot to work through to find their happily ever after. Bryson was perhaps the most damaged of Parker’s children with the abuse he had to endure, and it made him weary. Jordan had a hardened look on love because of her mother. Together, they are tasked with putting their past behind them, admitting their true feelings and allowing themselves love.
Admittedly, there was a great buildup to Bryson’s story from the previous two novels that gave me high hopes for this novel. I was expecting a bit more emotional drama than what was present. However, this was a well written novel and I am glad to see Bryson make his way back home to Wellspring and the family that loves him.